Ornament Restoration

I’ve been given some old garden ornaments to spruce up. They are the Garden Creatures set I made in the mid 90’s so they’ve been out in the elements for about 20 years now, fingers crossed they still look like the same garden creatures by the time I’ve finished.

Badger, toad and mole covered in lichen fade and worn off paint with some moss growth covering surface

I’d quite like to make some new garden ornaments sometime, I keep getting design ideas… Hmm, now remembering my cement burnt, skin stripped, finger tips. Now there are protective gloves, I know this… but I don’t like them, so will continue to complain about sore, chemically burnt, finger tips.

Prints

After a bit of research at the weekend I sourced another Fine Art Trade Guild Giclée printers for some new prints.

Received my first batch today …I’m so pleased with the print quality, they have exceeded my expectations. They have a really nice range of papers, loving the sample pack and can’t wait to get some more ordered.

Note: I’m also reminded how much I hate cutting mount boards.

Graphite Portrait & EYFS Packs

Portrait

Completed a pencil portrait this week, but as it’s a child, I don’t share pics without permission from the parents.

Early Years Foundation Stages

Due to some potential interest I’m starting work on some EYFS packages and an EYFS Facebook Page for childminders and nurseries. They will be suitable for home use too, for parents wanting to encourage children’s daily activities.

Happy New Year – Happy New Sculpt.

*Not my photo – web sourced

Beginning a new fairy door, will try to get some stage photographs up soon.

[MARCH UPDATE] Arrgh. It’s not happening at the moment too much else on the go + a Full Time job. But at least it’s protected from dust. This is 1 of the reasons why I use oil based clay ..it won’t dry out any time soon!